Dodgers Designate Dioner Navarro For Assignment

The Dodgers designated catcher Dioner Navarro for assignment, according to Bill Shaikin of the LA Times (on Twitter). Los Angeles recalled A.J. Ellis in a corresponding move, according to's Ken Gurnick (on Twitter).

Navarro signed a one-year, $1MM deal with the Dodgers in December soon after the Rays non-tendered him. The 27-year-old posted a .193/.276/.324 line in 202 plate appearances in his second stint with L.A. He hit five homers, but caught just 25% of would-be base stealers.

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  1. for AJ Ellis?

  2. IdontknowwhyIpostonforums 4 years ago

    I am calling it now.  

    The season is over.

  3. mike 4 years ago

    yep. dodgers announced it on twitter before shaikin did.

  4. toomanyhatz 4 years ago

    …so they could hold on to Eugenio Velez and keep giving him at bats…

    Geez, the high .190s is almost the high rent district on that team.

    Of course I’ll always think of him as the guy who quit on the Rays, so no great loss.  But there’s not exactly anyone to replace him with that anyone has much confidence in.  Anyone else thinking we miss Russell Martin more than we thought we would?

    • IdontknowwhyIpostonforums 4 years ago

      Yeah, but Martin was an injury risk coming off hip problems.  It was reasonable to look elsewhere.  Not to mention that Martin isn’t exactly lighting it up in NY.  His production probably would not have translated in LA.

      Oh well, we got Federwicz from Boston in the Robinson trade…

      I really am trying to look on the bright side here.

    • No I thought it was a terrible choice in the 1st place but then there’s also Piazza!

  5. notsureifsrs 4 years ago

    i think players who are able to play exactly at replacement level are kinda cool. therefore this is a bad move

  6. Gumby65 4 years ago

    Uhhh, Navarro just piss somebody off again? He seems to have been performing adequately enough…

  7. luis2738 4 years ago

    Darn. I was hoping that the second time in LA would be the charm for him.

  8. I’m a Rays fan, this guy walked out on the team last year in the playoffs. We had guys who could barely walk show up and he stayed home and he ate. I will always be happy when he loses a job.

  9. The Tigers need to pick him up before Alex Avila falls apart.

  10. TheReturnOfMrBlanks 4 years ago

    Thanks for the multiple game winning hits, now see ya later

  11. D.j. Wilson 4 years ago

    It’s too bad he hasn’t been able to regain his former All-Star status…he’s a really nice guy

  12. Payaso 4 years ago

    Still suck either way. Waiting patiently till McCourt is forced out!!!

  13. Andy Patton 4 years ago

    Tigers need a backup catcher since V-Mart is hurt and Avila is on the verge of collapsing from overuse

  14. vtadave 4 years ago

    Eugenio Velez: 0-for-25

    Ivan DeJesus in Triple-A: .306/.387/.415


  15. 92blueblood_la 4 years ago

    who cares about backup catcher………. we need a 3B nd a 1B BADDDDD……… we cant afford to keep getting no pop from 1B-2B-3B-nd SS…… let alone the power spots…….. sigh……….. at least we beat da cards

  16. harmony55 4 years ago

    It’s curious how Dioner Navarro went from a BABIP of .290 in his first 1,412 MLB plate appearances to a BABIP of .225 in his last 754 PA (including .216 in 344 PA over the past two seasons).

    Navarro’s caught-stealing rate has gone from 38 percent in his 2008 All Star season to 27 percent in 2009, 39 percent in 2010 and 25 percent this year.

    Some team will take a chance on this 27-year-old catcher.

  17. GoDoyers 4 years ago

    Can McCourt be DFA’d instead?

  18. bayareabeast 4 years ago


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